Elite Force Mortgages pledge 6 months of fees to Scotty’s
Mortgage advisor, Simone Hall, currently based at RAF Brize Norton is pledging to donate her broker fees generated over the next 6 months to Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a national charity set up to provide integral support to children and young people who have lost a parent in the British Armed Forces.
Simone, who has 17 years’ experience in financial services, set up Elite Force Mortgages in 2017 & Elite Force Insurance in 2019. She will donate to Scotty’s Little Soldiers her £199 mortgage broker fees generated from January to June after each mortgage is formally offered. It’s a unique way of raising money for the charity.
With a customer base that’s primarily military, helping tri-services throughout the country and currently serving overseas, Simone is hopeful that the decision will be well received by her clients.
She said: “Every year I pick a charity to support, and after a close friend’s husband, who served in the RAF, died I referred her & her children to Scotty’s, so choosing Scotty’s Little Soldiers to support for the foreseeable future seemed like the perfect fit. It has also allowed me to introduce and where necessary refer some of my clients to Scotty’s.
“Considering I’ve only just started fundraising, it’s already been well received with 10 – 15 customers already signed up. Last year I raised £500 completing a skydive for Scotty’s. This year I want to raise thousands”
The mother of two, who is due to skydive for Scotty’s again this year, also plans to get her children involved in raising vital funds. She said: “The boys are keen to support Scotty’s and have signed up to do the RUN4Colour East Anglia event in May & the Spartan Junior Race in Windsor in October.”
Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supported 410 bereaved British military children and young people across the country in 2019 alone. The charity was set up in memory of Nikki’s husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, after he was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.
The charity supports families in a number of ways, including providing access to the very best health and wellbeing care, offering outstanding development opportunities through a range of activity and educational grants, and Scotty’s helps put smiles back on those brave faces by providing respite breaks, posting them birthday and Christmas presents, and remembering the anniversary of their parent’s death, as well as arranging events where bereaved Forces children from all over the country come together to have a great time and form friendships with kids in the same situation.
Nikki commented; “We can’t thank Simone enough for her support in raising funds for Scotty’s. It’s always great to see how small businesses commit not only their time to raising money but their company profits in order to help us continue to deliver the support these children so desperately need.”
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